As we age, the production of skin’s collagen slows down while the existing bundles are broken down more easily. This makes the skin thinner and subsequently drier what only accentuates fine lines, wrinkles and increased laxity. Until not so long ago, the sole available firming treatment was the surgical face lift, nonetheless not every patient feels ready for that. Fortunately, modern medicine offers equally effective non-invasive procedures among which Lifting Facial Treatment undeniably stands out.
What happens during lifting facial treatment?
During a Lifting Facial Treatment session, a special ultrasound-generating device is applied to the skin of multiple parts of the face and/or the body, depending on which areas are to be treated. The whole procedure is painless and non-invasive. The device creates ultrasound waves that penetrate the skin tissue and locally cause the molecules to vibrate at the end of the beams. Consequently, the friction between the vibrating molecules focally rises tissue temperature and generates so-called thermal injury zones (TIZs) across the treated skin layers. That, on the other hand, stimulates neocollagenesis or the synthesis of new collagen in the dermis, collagen remodeling or the beneficial rearranging of the existing bundles and ultimately – skin tightening. The skin becomes firmer, more compact and visibly rejuvenated.
At the same time, it is easily controlled which layers of the skin are treated at each point of a session because of different properties of every beam. Higher frequency ultrasound waves generate lower thermal injury zones. In contrast, more shallow frequency ultrasound waves reach the deeper layers of the skin.
How does lifting facial treatment rejuvenate the skin?
Collagen is the main structure-giving protein of the skin. Not only is it strong and elastic by itself but in the skin, it is also present in the form of bundles that are tightly intertwined with one another making a sort of stretchy, yet integrous net. That way of arrangement only magnifies the protein’s firming properties and sturdiness. With age, as the collagen bundles are gradually broken down, the collagen net becomes weaker and thinner what is visible as increased skin laxity, skin sagging and skin thinning. Fine lines and wrinkles are accentuated as the looser net does not offer enough support. Additionally, the loss of skin thickness and compactness makes it easier for water to evaporate from the skin layers, increasing transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and decreasing skin moisture levels.
For all those reasons, Lifting Facial Treatment effectively rejuvenates the skin and improves its condition. The newly-synthesized collagen reinforces the weakened dermal net while promoted collagen remodeling adds to increased skin density. The skin not only becomes firmer and thicker but also more elastic as it regains its bounce. Concurrently, more integrous structure translates into better-retained moisture and a well-hydrated complexion. In the end, the skin is beautifully youthful.
What are the benefits of lifting facial treatment?
- tighter and firmer skin in the treated areas
- increased skin elasticity
- improved appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- lifted cheeks, eyebrows and eyelids
- defined natural facial lines
- smoother skin
- well-moistured skin
- natural-looking results
How long do the results of lifting facial treatment last?
At first, you should undergo the initial set of treatments that will last for 2-3 months in total and after which you will see satisfying positive results. Then, every session should be done every 3 to 8 weeks with the healing periods in between. After the initial set of treatments is completed, the results should last for as long as about 1 year, provided you take good care of your skin on a daily basis. Later, touch-up sessions once a year are recommended to maintain the best effects.
What is the downtime of this treatment?
Lifting Facial Treatment does not have any downtime. You can return to your regular activity right after a session.
Are there any side effects?
Normally, there should be no serious side effects after Lifting Facial Treatment. As much as completely nothing may take place post-procedure, some patients experience mild skin tenderness, redness and swelling that go away soon after treatment. Nevertheless, you should watch out for rare, although more serious complications:
- redness that persists for more than a day after treatment
- skin tenderness that persists for more than a month after treatment
- swelling that does not react to cold compressing and does not go away after 4 weeks
- skin bleeding under the dermis that does not stop within two weeks.
Where can I book my next treatment?
As this is a very popular treatment these days, you are most certain will be able to book facial treatment at your local skincare clinic. This type of facial treatment is one of the best sellers at our Leeds beauty clinic QBS Beauty Lounge.
You can then order some aftercare products straight from the skincare therapist or from our online store.